qPCR Plant Sex Detection Assay

Identify male cannabis plants just one week after germination
and save weeks worth of resources. The FemINDICAtor® Plant Sex
Detection Assay delivers 99% accurate results in less than 90
minutes, so growers can use their time, space, and labor wisely.



Extract DNA from leaf material using a 10-minute boil. qPCR instrument run time is just 1 hour.


Customers report 99% accuracy, which is consistent with internal validation data. 


FemINDICAtor® can be run on multiple qPCR instruments and can be easily automated with robotic liquid handling.

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  • Assay contains multiple FAM primers targeting different regions of the Y chromosome to account for unique variations
  • Assay uses cannabis DNA for the internal control to ensure cells are properly lysed and there is no contamination in the Master Mix. Read more
  • 10-minute Lysis step
  • 60-minute qPCR cycling time

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Medicinal Genomics does not offer sex testing as a service, but we can connect you with a testing lab in your area that does.

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What our customers are saying

Jesse Leach | Colorado Seed Inc.
“Conventional breeding methods take a lot of time, labor, and off-site lab testing that slows down our breeding process and costs a lot of money! With the ability to accurately detect plant gender from our seedlings, our selection process has become much easier.”
David Critzer | Tissue Culture Biologist, Thomas C. Slater Compassion Center
“From a cultivation standpoint, Early Gender Detection is an awesome tool for us to have in our arsenal. The ability to know which plants are females about 10 days after germinating a pack of seeds saves us time and money. No more wasting precious resources and even more precious space growing out "useless" males.”
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